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Can DR Congo’s Inga Dam Project Power Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - The roaring waters of the Congo River have the power to light up much of Africa - such is its huge hydroelectric potential. It has been a long-held continental dream to harness this renewable energy, but given the Democratic Republic of Congo's chequered past, it seemed likely to remain just that. However, thanks to a recent deal signed by South Africa promising to buy electricity from a planned hydroelectric project, in eight years' time it may start to become a reality.

World Bank to Invest in African Hydroelectric Project

AFRICANGLOBE - In a bellwether project for the World Bank’s new low-carbon energy policy, the development institution Tuesday said it will plow $340 million into a new hydroelectric project for three central African nations.